Timidness in a springer spaniel
My resuced springer spaniel now 7 months we have had him 6 weeks has settled in beautifully and is a super dog.However he is very timid around strangers and unknown places. Any tips on how to help him?
He hates cars and unknown buildings small spaces or spaces with sides, ie bridges and we cannot get him past them. We can generally walk him off the lead as he will come sit lie and stay to command without an trouble and loves to run free however if we go to any of the aobe he will not obey us in fact we either have to drag him or carry him as he will just cower and not move.
We have taken the logical step of gradually introducing him to these things albeit by force. However we were wondering about thye psychological side of this behavoiur and how we may help him. From Anna@love-springer-spaniels.com
You are doing the right thing by keep exposing him to the things he is scared of.
George is like this, he has always been scared of new things. I am a firm believer that there are two types of springer, insane and timid.
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